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DEFINITION: Polymorphic malware is harmful, destructive or intrusive computer software such as a virus, worm, Trojan or spyware that constantly changes ("morphs"), making it difficult to detect with anti-malware programs. Evolution of the malicious code can occur in a variety of ways such as filename changes, compression and encryption with variable keys.Although the appearance of the code in polymorphic malware  … 
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IoT Guardian for the Healthcare Industry
sponsored by Zingbox
WHITE PAPER: Last year, healthcare was the most attacked industry, and 17% of documented attacks were facilitated through IoT medical devices. Download this white paper and discover how to fully protect your network from vulnerable or compromised medical devices – a healthcare organization's weakest link.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Zingbox

Best Practices for Ransomware Detection and Remediation
sponsored by Arctic Wolf Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Ransomware is a booming business for cybercriminals, and right now it's bigger than ever. Learn how ransomware attacks work and discover best practices to keep your files secure and your organization protected.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Arctic Wolf Networks, Inc.

Modern Cybercrime - What's Happening, Why it's Happening and How You Can Respond
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Learn about recent instances of cyberattacks to better understand how they operate and what damage they cause. Stay ahead of cybercriminals and out of tomorrow's headlines by ensuring you're operating securely and your incident response plan is ready for prime time.
Posted: 16 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Trustwave

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Decision Guide
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: What key areas should you be thinking about when making the critical decision to ally with a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)? This decision guide offers key questions and considerations to help you select an MSSP and evaluate their solutions to best secure your business.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Trustwave

IIA: Stronger Cybersecurity Starts With a Data and Analytics Strategy
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: Discover why security analytics is the key to cyber security efficiency. It provides the necessary and timely visibility into network behavior and enables devices and entities acting suspiciously to be quickly identified and investigated.
Posted: 10 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

SAS

Top Three Gaping Holes in Your Data Security
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: Regardless of efforts to secure your network from external threats, data breaches usually begin from inside. In this Globalscape paper, you'll learn: the 3 layers most targeted (the network, data & users), bad security practices, why Managed File Transfer is a critical component to combat bad practices, and more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

Globalscape

Modern Cybercrime: Staying Ahead of The Perfect Storm
sponsored by Trustwave
WEBCAST: Discover how to get ahead of today's cyber threats using simple steps and key strategies. The more you know the better equipped you are to detect and prevent cybercrime - and ultimately protect your business.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Premiered: Jul 20, 2016

Trustwave

Next Level Threats: Stopping Ransom & CEO Email fraud
sponsored by Trustwave
WEBCAST: Ransomware and CEO email fraud cause organizations billions of dollars in losses annually. This webinar reveals valuable insight from researchers, security experts and industry leaders on how to prevent ransomware and CEO fraud.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Premiered: Oct 19, 2016

Trustwave

Assessing Application Security: A Buyer’s Guide
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this SANs guide, learn the four-step method for acquiring the services you need to support a comprehensive application security (AppSec) lifecycle security program. Discover what goes into an effective AppSec team and how to acquire the resources necessary for deployment.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

Veracode, Inc.

Protecting the Distributed Enterprise
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to secure your wide area network behind a distributed enterprise firewall without sacrificing performance or usability. Learn 5 key requirements to keep all of your dispersed sites secure and keep maintenance costs low.
Posted: 01 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

The Rise of Ransomware
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover eye-opening statistics about the ever-increasing ransomware problems against today's enterprises. Learn what types of attacks are taking place, where these attacks are taking place and what you can do to best protect your organization from financial and brand name disaster.
Posted: 01 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2016

Barracuda Networks

Transforming Your Security: A New Era in Enterprise Firewalls
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to increase security effectiveness and reduce complexity by consolidating network security across the entire threat surface. Take a holistic approach, with central visibility and control of the borderless enterprise managed through a single pane of glass.
Posted: 31 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

10 Tips to Stay Safe Against Ransomware and Advanced Threats
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
WHITE PAPER: Your organization, no matter the size or industry, is now a target for ransomware, phishing, and advanced persistent threats. But there's a lot you can do to reduce the risk. Download this white paper now and discover 10 tips for preventing these attacks.
Posted: 31 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Barracuda Networks

Vendor Comparison: Endpoint Security Leaders Revealed
sponsored by Carbon Black
RESOURCE: Discover which endpoint security provider Forrester determined was the leader in their field. Learn how to replace your old antivirus solution and arm incident-response teams with advanced tools to proactively hunt down threats.
Posted: 28 Oct 2016 | Published: 19 Oct 2016

Carbon Black

DraftKings Replaces Traditional Antivirus with Next-Gen AV (NGAV)
sponsored by Carbon Black
RESOURCE: Discover how DraftKings went about finding a comprehensive next-generation antivirus solution that wouldn't impact business operations. While DraftKings evaluated over 100 different providers, only one allowed them to continue working as normal, while protecting their network in the background.
Posted: 28 Oct 2016 | Published: 25 Oct 2016

Carbon Black

Endpoint Security Suite Evaluations
sponsored by Carbon Black
ANALYST REPORT: In Forrester's 25-criteria evaluation of endpoint security suite providers, analysts identified the 15 most significant vendors, then researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps security professionals make the right choice.
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 | Published: 19 Oct 2016

Carbon Black

IT Security 101: Thinking Like a Cybercriminal?
sponsored by Solarwinds MSP
EBOOK: Understanding how the threat landscape is maturing means getting to grips with how cybercriminals think. This e-book illustrates 6 key considerations for bolstering cybersecurity. Download it now to establish an effective system to proactively address potential threats across the entire cyber landscape.
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 | Published: 27 Oct 2016

Solarwinds MSP

The Hour-By-Hour Breakdown of Threat Actors Inside Your Environment
sponsored by Armor
RESOURCE: This infographic shows you an hour by hour breakdown of a threat actor through the typical "secure" environment so you can better understand how they carry out their dastardly deeds. By knowing them better and drafting your own plan of attack, you can best prepare yourself to fight back against cyber fiends.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Armor

Resource Center: How to Safeguard Data
sponsored by Intel Security
RESOURCE: This Ponemon Institute study, a featured resource on this custom site, details the critical components of data loss prevention (DLP) maturity and gives you eye-opening statistics on data loss incidents worldwide.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Intel Security

Mitigate Security Risks with Hyperconverged Infrastructure
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: Improve your security posture and best mitigate risks by implementing comprehensive security measures across your entire enterprise - from the network perimeter to the application layer. Discover how a hyperconverged infrastructure limits potential points of attack and consolidates security controls.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

SimpliVity

Do You Need Malware Protection on a VDI Thin Client?
sponsored by Dell, Microsoft and Citrix
EGUIDE: There are plenty of options for VDI thin client devices out there, and most are safe to use without antimalware software. But there are some thin client models that should have added malware protection. Learn which thin client needs extra protection and why.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 15 Nov 2016

Dell, Microsoft and Citrix

Four Top Cybercrime Trends
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Today, organizations are going back to the basics. The major cybersecurity trends of recent can largely be addressed by focusing on "security 101." Learn how to reduce enterprise risk and limit attackers' opportunities as much as possible.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

Reviewing a Year of Serious Data Breaches, Major Attacks and New Vulnerabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover which industries were hit hardest in 2015 and what these attacks mean for the future. Learn what steps you can take to prepare your security plan for growing threats in 2016 and beyond.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

IBM

Malware Analysis: How Some Strains 'Adapt' to Virtual Machines
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
EGUIDE: Server-oriented malware is actually more likely to infect a virtual system than a physical one in many organizations. Now what? This expert e-guide provides the real story of how malware is adapting to virtual environments, so you can ensure protection going forward.
Posted: 01 Nov 2016 | Published: 27 Oct 2016

Kaspersky Lab

Effectively Protect your Enterprise
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can stay one step ahead of attacker with this infographic. Achieve a high level security posture with tools like web filtering, sandboxing and next generation firewall.
Posted: 31 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Fortinet, Inc.
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MALWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  varies with each "mutation," the essential function usually remains the same. For example, a spyware program intended to act as a keylogger will continue to perform that function even though its signature changes. If the malicious program is discovered by an anti-malware vendor and its signature is added to a downloadable database, the anti-malware program will fail to detect the rogue code after the signature has changed, just as if a new virus, worm, Trojan or spyware program has emerged. In this way, malware creators gain an advantage over countermeasure developers.The best method … 
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